Beyond the Museum: Working with Collections in the Digital Age

Humanities Computing Unit, University of Oxford: 20th April 2001

“Is the new digital age the answer to the prayers of museums, archives, and libraries? Does it free up collections allowing unprecedented access facilities for scholars and the public? Or is it all built on a house of cards? Do the new technologies really offer us anything, and are they sidetracking the holders of the nation’s heritage into areas that really have unproven benefits? Is funding being diverted away from more needy services? Can the museum, or similar institution, actually survive in such a fast-changing culture?”